Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Five ways to boost workplace diversity - INSURANCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

Originally published: April 4, 2017

Many organizations talk about diversity but how many actually make it a priority? With the face of global population rapidly changing, this is one question that every Human Resources department will need to consider. Having a workplace that is reflective of the outside community should be a priority for any organization that wants to achieve a diverse workforce.

Following are five keys to workplace diversity:

  1. Make it Official – The goal of a diverse workplace should start with your organization’s core values and possibly, mission/vision statements too. By making the topic a key component of the company’s identity, you set the stage for both hiring as well as acceptance amongst your employees. Show your staff that your company’s commitment to diversity, other cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds are part of the basic values that your organization upholds and they will better follow your lead.